Japan can reduce its tsunami damage by building five-meter seawalls and as well as having coastal forests, according to a study.
Scientists have discovered carcinogenic man-made pollutants in marine organisms living up to 10,000 metres deep on the world's deepest ocean trenches.
A researcher infected herself with Zika virus after being accidentally pricked with a needle while doing an experiment.
Scientists have found a way to help people get rid of certain bad memories.
After spending nearly a year in space, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly recently announced his retirement from the space agency.
For the first time in 28 years, Alaska has a new butterfly: a possible hybrid between two related species that adapted to the harsh Arctic climate.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health has announced plans to cease all research involving chimpanzees. This follows a phasing-out program initiated in 2013 and the 50 remaining individuals in federal custody will be sent to a sanctuary for retirement.
Every year more than 100 million blood donations are collected globally, and according to the World Health Organization, that's not nearly enough. Synthetic blood would be one ideal solution, but it has long been nothing more than a pipe dream. Now, thanks to new research on deep-diving whales, researchers suddenly think they've figured out the secret to making this medical miracle a reality.
Any beachgoer, snorkeler, or diver can tell you that while the ghostly forms of jellyfish are beautiful to behold, you don't want to go anywhere near them. It's not uncommon for jellyfish stings to cause painful, paralyzing, or even lethal reactions, and it's often very difficult to tell which jellies are harmful. That's why researchers have looked into a new way to assess these bizarre creatures: by the length of their stingers.
Norovirus is an infamous illness. Ruining cruises and restaurant outings alike, norovirus infections are responsible for more than 20 percent of all reported "food poisoning" cases worldwide. Now, new research has determined that raw oysters not only transmit the virus, but also harbor it.
Archerfish, use water gun! In the fictional world of Pokémon, the popular children's cartoon and video game series, various collectable monsters are capable of firing pressurized water at one another to do battle. In the real world, you're unlikely to encounter such a fanciful ability, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
It looks like they may need to start building an aviary in space. A Kounotori, which translates from Japanese to "white stork," is currently escorting a flock of fourteen Doves to the International Space Station.
It turns out that the unusual great apes of Africa known as bonobos might be better at understand a baby's babble than even her own mother. A new study has revealed that these primal relatives of humanity communicate much like babies, hinting that they might be on an evolutionary fast-track to complex language development.
No, unfortunately there isn't a forest of feather-light trees just waiting to be discovered atop a fluffy white cloud. However, there are many unique, high-altitude forests found on mountains that rely on the moisture and cover of passing clouds to survive. Now, with climate change altering atmospheric currents throughout the world, experts have estimated that many of these forests are in trouble.
Researchers have successfully used a remote-controlled device for the first time to collect real-time breath samples from wild whales. Now experts are saying that this could set a precedent for future research, helping marine biology step away from old and invasive techniques in favor of whale-friendly tech.